sundewd wrote: ↑Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:42 pm
@evenwind, I hope you don't mind but I showed the pic to a friend who knows a lot more about sundews than me and he said it definitely isn't ultramafica. It's still a nice plant though! And I could imagine if it matches other plants which are being labeled as ultramafica maybe it's actually a spatulata form from the same region. It would be cool if there were a way to trace it back to the original source and figure it out. I'm going to hold off on the seeds, but thanks very much for the offer!
Edited, because it looks like I had one too many shots before posting this
Due to how genes may be expressed in a given plant, I would still go with an ultramafica label due to the assumed parentage of the parent plant. Which could very well be an ultra, if only due to the myriad of genetic possibilities that exist.
A general drosera can have 20K+ genes, which could be expressed differently, sometimes very differently. A good example of this could be capillaris. Look at how many variations exist from a small, stubby rosette, to leaves two to three inches long, and everything in between. Or VFT cultivars for example. All are the same species, all initially from the same small location, but can show a huge range of shapes and sizes depending on which genes are being expressed.
To me (not an expert here, and not discounting anyone's opinion), it looks like just a variety of ultramafica, and, since it was donated as an ultramafica, I'll leave it labeled as such for now.
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that I make bad decisions.